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Scotland Slowly 2018
Scotland Slowly 2018
Scotland Slowly 2018
Scotland Slowly 2018

Scotland Slowly 2018 picture Scotland’s western and northern isles are a dream destination—and for many, a long-awaited return to ancestral homelands. Culture, heritage, and natural history abound here, echoes of Europe’s ancient past.

In Medieval times, an already-archaic society in the Hebrides evolved into the Lordship of the Isles, a sea-kingdom blending Gael and Viking under the powerful domination of Clan Donald. In the north, Orkney and Shetland were wed into a formidable Scandinavian earldom. Both island groups preserve some of the oldest monuments in Europe, dating back to the Stone Age.

Kinship and community are two of the constants in this story; Gaelic-speaking clans retained their independence despite acknowledging the Lords of the Isles, while free Norse landholders battled the forces of feudalism in the Northern Isles.
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour, we’ll enjoy contemporary comforts as we explore our way out from Glasgow, through the western isles and the Pentland Firth to Orkney and Shetland. Abundant ecology and spectacular geology beckon adventurers for a closer look. June is an ideal month to visit Scotland in search of birds, with breeding well underway, and avian enthusiasts will be rewarded with excellent opportunities. Photographers will be in their glory amid the gorgeous scenery; small-group tutorials will help shutterbugs capture the experience at its finest.

Island folk have always been extremely conscious of the natural environment, as its bounty has sustained them. We’ll experience a bit of island life too—with music and laughter in community halls and local pubs. Though modern touches grace many homes, the people who live here still remain close to their roots, tracing traditions to the original settlers who first made their homes here centuries ago.



day 1
Glasgow & Oban
day 2
Islay
day 3
Iona & Staffa
day 4
Isle of Skye
day 5
Mingulay
day 6
St. Kilda
day 7
Isle of Lewis
day 8
Kirkwall, Orkney
day 9
Foula & Papa Stour
day 10
Mousa
day 11
Aberdeen
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Dubbed the Empire’s Second City, this bustling metropolis is economic engine of Scotland—and an architectural delight. Glasgow’s cathedral spires and Italianate steeples sit share the skyline with neo-gothic towers, the sensuous Art Nouveau of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the titanium, glass, and steel of this contemporary city.
We then make our way to via coach Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park to Oban, where we will meet the Ocean Endeavour.

Scotland Slowly Map
June 11, 2018 - June 21, 2018 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $4995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $5995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $7295.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $8595.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $9595.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10595.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11595.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $13595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $14595.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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    Please add Scotland Slowly Discovery Fund Fee fee of $250.00 to above prices

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Scotland Slowly 2018

Ocean Endeavour

Details

  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 137 meters (450ft)

DESCRIPTION



The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More

  • Alex Preston

    Alex Preston

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Andrew  Bresnahan

    Andrew Bresnahan

    Anthropologist

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  • Callum Thomson

    Callum Thomson

    Archaeologist & Historian

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  • Cedar Swan

    Cedar Swan

    CEO

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  • Daniel Freeze

    Daniel Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dave  Freeze

    Dave Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • David Edwards

    David Edwards

    Geologist

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Expedition Team

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  • Dawn Bazely

    Dawn Bazely

    Botanist

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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dennis Minty

    Dennis Minty

    Photographer and Naturalist

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  • Devon Bayly-Jones

    Devon Bayly-Jones

    Cruise Director

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  • Dr. Lizanne Henderson

    Dr. Lizanne Henderson

    Historian & Folklorist

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  • Dr. Steven Gillespie

    Dr. Steven Gillespie

    Environmental Scientist

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  • Ella Swan

    Ella Swan

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Ewan  Macintyre

    Ewan Macintyre

    Musician

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  • Gwen Freeze

    Gwen Freeze

    Expedition Support

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  • Heather  Beecroft

    Heather Beecroft

    Expedition Support

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  • Ian Tamblyn

    Ian Tamblyn

    Host & Musician

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  • James  Raffan

    James Raffan

    Explorer

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  • Jane Sproull-Thomson

    Jane Sproull-Thomson

    Ethnographer

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  • Jason Edmunds

    Jason Edmunds

    Expedition Leader

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  • Jean Knowles

    Jean Knowles

    Naturalist

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  • Ken McGoogan

    Ken McGoogan

    Historian & Author

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  • Loretta  Rempel

    Loretta Rempel

    Expedition Support

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Michelle McDowell

    Michelle McDowell

    Expedition Support

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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell

    Explorer

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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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  • Ted Cowan

    Ted Cowan

    Historian

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What's Included

ABOARD
  • Pre-departure materials
  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational programming
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbecues & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program

    ASHORE
  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations


    What's Not Included

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee
  • Commercial and charter flight costs
  • Gratuities (suggested at $15 USD per person per day)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
  • Additional costs associated with credit card payment
  • Program enhancements
    • Appreciate Scotland's picturesque shorelines and fascinating maritime heritage
    • Wander among monuments at the Heart of Neolithic Orkey UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Climb Mousa Broch, an almost-perfectly intact Iron Age fortification
    • Marvel at the largest collection of prehistoric megalithic structures in western Europe
    • Experience island life on Foula in the Shetlands
    • View the largest seabird colony in the UK at the cliffs of St. Kilda